“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.”
Pop up productions hosted a Wildean Salon at The Royal Society of Antiquaries, inspired by the life and times of Oscar Wilde and his extraordinary family who resided on Merrion Square. The Wilde home was a unique cultural milieu and Lady Wilde hosted an infamous Saturday afternoon salon that included such illuminating guests as Sheridan le Fanu, Bram Stroker and Isaac Butt. This cultural gathering investigated Wilde’s artistic legacy, excavated the social history of this celebrated pocket of Georgian Dublin and explored the potential influences of the ideas of the time on the world we live in today. Speakers included Manchán Magan (Global Nomad), Una Mullally (Writer & Broadcaster), Lynne Parker (Rough Magic), Noeline Kavanagh (Artistic Director Macnas), Joseph O'Gorman (Strategic Development Officer, Trinity College Dublin), Matthew Smyth (Founder of the Trinity Wilde Festival) and Olwen Fouéré (Actor/Performer) with music from Maria Doyle Kennedy.